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28 April 2012

DOLE announces 57 venues of 2012 Labor Day Job and Livelihood Fairs

Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday announced the venues of the 40 Job and Livelihood Fairs that the DOLE will conduct in celebration of Labor Day.
“It will be hard for new graduates, job seekers, returning OFWs [overseas Filipino workers], out-of-school youth, informal sector workers, and even the general public to miss a DOLE 2012 Job and Livelihood Fair. There will be 40 of them in various venues in the country’s 16 regions,” Baldoz said.
“Easily the biggest of this is the Job and Livelihood Fair at the World Trade Center in Pasay City, where over 100,000 job vacancies are up for grabs from 300 local and overseas employers,” Baldoz added.
The venues of these Job and Livelihood Fairs are as follows:
  1. National Capital Region—World Trade Center, Pasay City
  2. Cordillera Administrative Region—Baguio Convention Center
  3. Region 2—People’s Gymnasium, Tuguegarao (tentative)
  4. Region 3—People’s Center, Balanga, Bataan
  5. Camp Servillano Aquino, Tarlac
  6. Rizal Triangle, Olongapo City
  7. Nueva Ecija Provincial Capitol, Cabanatuan City (tentative)
  8. Region 4-B—Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro
  9. Pinamalayan, Oriental Mindoro (tentative)
  10. Region 7—Abellana National School, Cebu City
  11. Abellana Sports Complex, Cebu City
  12. Cebu International Convention Center
  13. Tagbilaran City, Bohol
  14. Panfil B. Frasco Sports Complex-Kai Gym, Liloan, Cebu
  15. BQ Mall, Tagbilaran City, Bohol
  16. Municipal Hall, Balamban, Cebu
  17. University of San Carlos South Compound, Cebu City
  18. Region 8—Tacloban City Convention Center, Tacloban City
  19. Region 9—Pagadian City
  20. Western Mindanao State University Gymnasium, Zamboanga City
  21. Region 11—Abreeza Mall
  22. Gaisano Mall, Davao City
  23. Region 12—KCC Mall, Gen. Santos City
  24. North Cotabato Field Office
  25. Sultan Kudarat Field Office
  26. Cotabato City Field Office
  27. Grand Gaisano’s South Cotabato Field Office
  28. SARGEN Field Office
  29. Caraga-AMA Computer Learning Center, Butuan City
The rest of the DOLE regional offices, namely, Regions CAR, 1, 4-A, 5, 6, 10, and 11, will hold their Job and Livelihood Fairs in 24 SM branches in Baguio City; Rosales, Pangasinan; Marilao and Baliwag, Bulacan; San Fernando and Angeles City, Pampanga; Tarlac City; Rosario, Molino, DasmariƱas, and Bacoor City, Cavite; Sta. Rosa City, Calamba City, and San Pablo City, Laguna; Lipa City and Batangas City, Batangas; Taytay and Antipolo City, Rizal; Lucena City, Quezon; Naga City; Iloilo City; Bacolod City; Cagayan de Oro City; and Davao City.
Other DOLE regional Job and Livelihood Fairs will take place in four Robinson’s Place branches in Imus City, Cavite; Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental; Tacloban City; and General Santos City.
“As its way of commemorating the 110th Labor Day in the country, the Department of Labor and Employment will bring together employers [that] are looking for applicants to fill vacancies in their companies and job seekers [that] are looking for the right job that matches their skills and talents. This is not confined in one area because we are making sure that every Filipino willing to work will have a chance to one of the vacancies offered,” Baldoz said.
The simultaneous nationwide Job and Livelihood Fairs will also showcase livelihood counseling, franchising opportunities, skills training, and livelihood skills demonstration.
In Metro Manila, to ensure the fast and smooth processing of job applications and other employment-related documentation, the DOLE has enlisted the participation of the National Bureau of Investigation, Social Security System, Bureau of Internal Revenue, National Statistics Office, Pag-IBIG, and PhilHealth, which will have their own booths at the fair in Pasay City.
Baldoz once again urged job applicants that will go to the fairs to preregister online through the Phil-JobNet website,, by clicking the 2012 Labor Day Job and Livelihood Fairs Applicant Pre-Registration button or by visiting the nearest Public Employment Service Office for easier job matching facilitation.